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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    Maybe they planned to have a couple of naps on the way back.
    Only if they were getting their music from Napster.

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    Whatever about where this goes, it's encouraging to see so many clubs expressing interest in exploring the idea in greater detail: https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2020...island-league/

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    The clubs say that should UEFA support the move, and once commercial discussions have taken place and full financial figures are made available, they can then make final decisions about format.

    So no when the IFA.FAI back the proposal, clubs are currently and so in advance of backing want 'full financial figures made available'. Prudent and sensible to know what the financial implications are in advance of any decision or committment. I cant see UEFA saying anything other than we wont get in the way, maybe with a few guidelines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    Whatever about where this goes, it's encouraging to see so many clubs expressing interest in exploring the idea in greater detail: https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2020...island-league/
    Yeah very encouraging to see 10 of 12 NI premiership teams send a letter to explore the idea.

    An absolute no brainer to see to see if the Hypercube suggestions are correct regarding commercial value.
    If they're not, we reject and nothing is lost.
    If they are correct, the money would revolutionise football on the island.
    I dont see what there is to be scared of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buller View Post
    Yeah very encouraging to see 10 of 12 NI premiership teams send a letter to explore the idea.

    An absolute no brainer to see to see if the Hypercube suggestions are correct regarding commercial value.
    If they're not, we reject and nothing is lost.
    If they are correct, the money would revolutionise football on the island.
    I dont see what there is to be scared of?
    Agree.

    Plus the idea will hang around endlessly like a bad smell until it's either proven or disproved, and so would be a constant distraction. Makes sense to try to resolve it one way or the other for the foreseeable future, and then all move on as appropriate.

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    The need for financials is nothing more than a red herring. Lucid and co have already confirmed on numerous occasions that they have already discussed with broadcasters, potential sponsors and others. They do not need UEFA's blessing to detail those to clubs. However they remain under wraps I clouding the terms of the tv deals they said would be available.

    A Trojan horse to keep a dying process alive imo.

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    Imo this corona virus could be the making of this nation both north and south. I am delighted to hear this is gaining more and more support. Look at how successful the all island league is with rugby(I am not into rugby so I might phrase it wrong).
    My only concern is the lower leagues north and south would we be marginalised?
    Daire Doyles red and black army

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    First Division is pretty marginalised as it is tbh. Not sure how much worse it could get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Parker View Post
    The need for financials is nothing more than a red herring. Lucid and co have already confirmed on numerous occasions that they have already discussed with broadcasters, potential sponsors and others. They do not need UEFA's blessing to detail those to clubs. However they remain under wraps I clouding the terms of the tv deals they said would be available.

    A Trojan horse to keep a dying process alive imo.
    We get that you don't support an AIL.

    The overwhelming majority of top level clubs on the island want to hear UEFA's opinion on it all.

    Let's just hear what Geneva has to say. If you're so confident the whole idea is a non-runner, you should have nothing to fear from it being investigated further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    First Division is pretty marginalised as it is tbh. Not sure how much worse it could get.
    Probably even more so in the north too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Parker View Post
    The need for financials is nothing more than a red herring. Lucid and co have already confirmed on numerous occasions that they have already discussed with broadcasters, potential sponsors and others. They do not need UEFA's blessing to detail those to clubs. However they remain under wraps I clouding the terms of the tv deals they said would be available.

    A Trojan horse to keep a dying process alive imo.
    If clubs have sought more financial details and Lucid is keeping things under wraps, it isnt a red herring for the clubs surely!? I dont see how its a Trojan horse either unless people within clubs are part of Lucid's group and are using their position to push Lucid's plan. Bit different than clubs that like the proposals wanting to keep things on the agenda. UEFA have now been mentioned in both letters, they may not need to sanction the competition but its obviously felt that they have some role to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    First Division is pretty marginalised as it is tbh. Not sure how much worse it could get.
    Shamrock Rovers could enter a third team in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    Shamrock Rovers could enter a third team in it.
    Might not be a bad idea actually, could give the U17's a good opportunity to test themselves early at senior level.

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    At that rate the u10s will be getting an opportunity to test themselves early at senior level

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    At that rate the u10s will be getting an opportunity to test themselves early at senior level
    "They think it's all Rovers ! It is now..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    At that rate the u10s will be getting an opportunity to test themselves early at senior level
    Yeah thatd be great exposure for our young players, but a fourth Rovers team might be pushing it though! Let's not go crazy Nesta...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buller View Post
    Yeah thatd be great exposure for our young players, but a fourth Rovers team might be pushing it though! Let's not go crazy Nesta...
    Too late as that genie is well out of the bottle! (just in case I wasnt being serious about the u10 or having a go at Rovers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    We get that you don't support an AIL.

    The overwhelming majority of top level clubs on the island want to hear UEFA's opinion on it all.

    Let's just hear what Geneva has to say. If you're so confident the whole idea is a non-runner, you should have nothing to fear from it being investigated further.
    I have previously stated that I favour an AIL. Just by tagging an idea with AIL, doesn't mean that I should jump at such an idea.

    Btw, if you are waiting on an answer from Geneva, then you might be waiting a long time.

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